What even is “Canadian” food anyway?
There are many mixed emotions releasing this episode today. On one hand, we originally recorded this to “celebrate” Canada as we have in the past. On the other hand, with recent news and the further evidence of how Canada has mistreated our Indigenous Communities it’s difficult to feel very patriotic. With that said, we have included resources in our show notes to resources and charities so you can help educate yourself as well as give back to some incredible Indigenous causes.

Ultimately, we decided to release today’s episode anyways. Today’s episode centres more around food than Canada and our guests today would be the first to tell you that they don’t celebrate Canada day. So join Tuong and The Upford Network/Natural Toonie’s  Tom Zalatnai, Alexander Smith, and David Hall as they try to figure out what is “Canadian Food” and make a Top 5 list from it!

“A pig that doesn’t fly is just a pig.”

Coming off last week’s episode (Luca) set in an Italian inspired world with sea creatures, this week we go back to the legendary catalog of Studio Ghibli films exploring Italy once more but under the lens of sky pirates, planes, and a pilot pig! So join Tuong and special guest Jacob Barrick as they take to the skies to discuss yet another Hayao Miyazaki classic with 1992’s Porco Rosso!

Angus finally chips in to help Sal (Matthew Whalley) with the mutant fish monster they are raising. But who will do the podcast!? The guys grab an episode from the illegal podcast pile and throw it on. Welcome to the Henchwarmers where Grunts Handman (Matthew Whalley) and Walter Mansson (Angus MacDonald) guide you through the ins and outs of the Henching Profession.

After reviewing more than fifty years of Disney’s animated feature films, the Dummies have arrived at their first sequel: The Rescuers Down Under! That’s right, we’re hopping an albatross down to the Outback, where our beloved Bianca and Bernard are about to ruffle more than a few feathers as they help their new pal Cody take on an evil poacher and a freaky lizard to save the great Marahute.

The search continues as Justin and Cassie take a look at Soulmate and Twin Flame connections. Can we have more than one Soulmate? Do Twin Flames exist? What does any of this even mean? Join them to find out and learn more about these destined relationships.

“Silenzio, Bruno!”

It’s hard to remember a time when Pixar was not at the forefront of animated movies. From Toy Story to Up to Inside Out (and much more) they have always somehow managed to push the boundary of story and animation while being incredibly accessible for the whole family. So join Tuong and Sea Creature/Love Is Pod’s Cassie Pyatt as they dive deep into the latest Pixar original and talk about the colourful Itlalian inspired world of 2021’s Luca!

Who’s your daddy? (Us. It’s us.)
We’ve done Fictional Moms so it’s only fair to pass some love to daddys right? So join Tuong La Fur-Fathers Axandre Lemours, Catherine Ballachey, and Alli Harris as they work out their collective issues and rank Top 5 Fictional Dads.

“The streets were made of music”.

Even if you aren’t a Broadway nerd, you probably have at least heard of the hit musical “Hamilton” by now. But long before Hamilton became the musical juggernaut that it is, a young Lin Manuel Miranda made his first masterpiece back in 2008 that also so happened to win Best Musical. Blending a myriad of different styles of music from hip hop to Latin influenced to soul (etc.) while also telling a moving story about community and family made adapting this stage musical to the big screen a no brainer. So join Tuong and Huge Broadway Nerd/Disney Dummies Laura Gordon as they sing and dance their way through talking about 2021’s In the Heights!

The time has come for the Dummies to go under the sea with friends Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder, and more! We’re turning up the heat at the bottom of the ocean as we discuss The Little Mermaid in all its glory. From outstanding animation to unforgettable music, there’s a lot to say about the movie that made us all want to be part of that world.